Revolver Magazine is currently streaming Stare Into Death And Be Still, the staggering sixth full-length from New Zealand-based death metal trio ULCERATE. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release on April 24th via Debemur Morti Productions.
With Stare Into Death And Be Still, ULCERATE‘s signature, ultra-atmospheric fusion of unorthodox death metal with the textures of futurist black metal is here pared down with the consummate hand of experience, giving stunning credence to the riff, the song, and the meaning. Thematically, the album draws upon recent personal experience to confront the truism that death and tragedy aren’t always sudden or violent; that people are often passive observers trapped “in the silent horror of observing death calmly and cleanly.”
Writes Revolver of the release, “Over twenty years and five albums, New Zealand-based extreme-metal trio ULCERATE have spearheaded a singular sound and vision: seasick and disharmonic, chaotic and otherworldly, Lovecraftian in its cosmic horror. The group’s latest LP continues ULCERATE‘s fearless exploration of atmosphere and aggression while, thematically, delving into the concept of ‘death reverence.'”
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Stare Into Death And Be Still is the deepest, purest, and most meticulous form of ULCERATE: a soul-searching conflagration of atypical melodicism, immaculate virtuosic dexterity, and sublimated psychological upheaval. A breathtaking new beginning for one of the most uniquely talented bands in extreme music.The eight-track offering will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find preorder options below.
“On this new song, the title track from ULCERATE’s upcoming LP… Michael Hoggard’s guitars billow like noxious clouds, as bassist-vocalist Paul Kelland roars ominously over the top, and drummer Jamie Saint Merat expertly juggles crushing density and lean groove… the way the guitars and drums dance around one another makes it feel like time is warping… one of its grandest, most unsettling tracks to date…” – Rolling Stone
“ULCERATE promises another atmospheric and brutal offering with the texture of futuristic black metal and aural claustrophobia.” – Loudwire
“…their unique blend of death, black, sludge, and atmosphere sounds as killer as ever.” – Invisible Oranges
“…a relentless torrent of darkness that spreads like wildfire.” – Everything Is Noise
“ULCERATE has created another cosmic death metal masterpiece and one of the essential albums of 2020.” – Metal Temple
“…the greatest death metal band of the 21st century.” – The Sludgelord
“With an increased level of melody and dynamics, ULCERATE has truly captured something special with Stare Into Death And Be Still. The album is a beautiful, meditative, and introspective exploration of death that brings out new dimensions and emotions from the band.” – Metal Wani
“What really makes this album stand out, not just from the band’s peers but from the rest of their own immensely impressive (and impressively immense) back catalog, is the way in which it takes the group’s instantly recognizable brand of dark, discordant extremity and melds it with a newfound (or, at least, newly-invigorated) sense of atmosphere and, dare I say, melody…. A true classic in the making and a(nother) watershed moment in the band’s career.” – No Clean Singing